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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15. 1895.
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VOL. 14, NO. 34.
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Many Sidewalk Repairs Ordered At
Monday's Council Session.
CHARLES YOELKE CAPTURED-
Tlie Young Ian Who Figure In the Doa
ble Elopement Her Recently Is
Landed in the Jail Other
Monday evening's session of the city
council was devoted almost entirely to
a discussion of the various sidewalks
in need of repair about the city, and
nearly every "dad" thought of some
particular place that needed repairing.
When the clerk called the roll every
member responded to his name. The
minutes of the previous meeting being
read and disposed of, a communica
tion was read from a firm in Indiana
asking what inducements the city
woMld offer for the establishment of a
factory here. On motion of Grimes
the matter was referred to the secre
tary of the board of trade.
A few suggestions to the council
from Mayor Newell were then read
in relation to some needed repairs at
the mouth of the sewer and on various
thoroughfares in and around the town.
Grimes nioveTl that the matter be re
ferred to the committee on streets,
alleys and bridges. Carried.
A communication was then read
from The Daily Journal publish
ing company and Journal jobdepart
ment. asfeineto be awarded the city
printing for the ensuing year, at the
same rates paid the News last year.
Grimes moved that the printing be
awarded to this paper, which motion
was seconded by Gutsche. Steimker
wanted the matter laid over uutil the
next meeting, and of course Hinshaw
seconded his amendment. The clerk
was ordered to call the roll on the
amendment, which resulted as follows:
For Steimker, Hinshaw and Bar
Azainst Grimes, Gutsche, Slater,
White, Parmele, Sattler and Messer
The amendment was accordingly de
clared lost, and the "vote on the orig
inal motion resulted as follows:
For Gutsche, Grimes, Parmele,
White, Messersmith, Sattler and
Against Steimker, Hinshaw and
A batch of accounts against the city
was then presented, and upon motion
of Gutsche they were referred to the
finance committee without reading.
The city marshal and police judge's
reports were then read, showing three
arrests for July. One fine of $3 was
paid and two prisoners "boarded out"
their fines. The report was referred
to police committee.
The city treasurer's report, showing
a balance on hand of $15,205.48. was
read and referred to finance com
When the street commissioner's re
port was presented, it called forth con
siderable discussion. Grimes thought
a monthly report was sufficient, and
so did most of the other councilmen,
and an order was made to that effect.
The official bond of C. M. Butler as a
member of the public library board,
signed by B. S. Bamsey and Mr. Butler
was then presented and aecepted.
Grimes then presented a resolution
ordering the chief of police to notify
Mrs. A. Robison to construct a side
walk adjacent to her property in
Young & Hays' addition. Carried.
This is where the sidewalk improve
mcnt talk commenced, and it will keep
the chief of police busy for some time
notifying the various property owners
to make the repairs needed. The
street commissioner will also nave a
number of washouts and bad streets
and crossings to look after.
unmes reported that recent rains
had caused the dirt and rubbish to
wash down on Mr. Janda's property
on West Main street, and that some
drainage pipe was badly needed there.
Mr. Janda said that if the city would
donate him three lengths of four-inch
sewer pipe, he would do the work him
self. Upon motion of Grimes the do
nation was made.
Mayor Newell said he thought the
city was paying too much for street
work. He didn't believe in paying
$3.00 for team work, when teams could
be engaged for $2 50, and said the men
were not doing more than $2.50 worth
of work. Grimes objected to cutting
down wages for team work, and said if
a team wasn't worth $3. 00 a day it
wasn't worth hirinz. If the street
commissioner failed to get $3.00 worth
of work out of the team it was his own
fault, and he was to blame. This ap
peared to be the general sentiment of
the "dads," and the cut was not made.
The following bills against the city
were then ordered paid:
Lyman Klldow, draining Bewer t 1 00
C L Ma-shall, team work and street com.. 37 00
M Illatt, hauling dogs "80
Jno Murray, salary 40 CO
Jno Fitz patrick, same 40 00
I II punn, same 60 00
Cost bill, Ellas Sage vsCity 6 75
M Archer, uncollected fees 8 00
Platts Oas & Elec Light Co, two arc lights S3 33
E W Kennedy, draining sewer 1 00
Tribune Pub Co, printing ... 5 00
J W Hendee. mdse 2 45
Wm Anthony, labor 5 55
Thos Janda, same 5 40
W S Strlbbling, team work 10 20
Edwin Bates, same 23 10
Andy Smith, wheel scraper 15 00
John Janda, team work 18 45
Lafe O'Neill, same 8 60
Al Ilarkins. labor 11 10
Jacob Flauk, same 2 10
Joe Jelemek, same 4 35
Rob't Johnson, same 3 00
Wm Gingery, same 15 GO
Bert Ilarfcins, same 7 50
Benj Brooks, same CO
F A Burke, team work 21 SO
Cass county, boarding prisoners 10 00
J A Davies, salary t2 50
Public library, rent and expense 30 50
Platts Gas & Elec Lt Co., light for July . . . 231 33
ninshaw said that West Oak Hill
cemetery was badly in need of a well
and moved that the cemetery commit
tee be given power to act in the prem
Grimes amended that the city clerk
be instructed to advertise for bids for
sinking the well, but upon a vote of
the council the original motion carried.
Grimes then moved to adjoun, and
the motion carried unanimously.
Chart h Yoelke Captured.
Charles Yoelks, the young man who
figured in the double-elopement and
beat stealing episode in this city some
weeks ago, was captured Monday night.
Yoelke was tteen the other day by some
boys who were over swimming in front
of the city. He had evidently been
hiding in the uense willows on the big
sandbar. The police were unable to
locate him, however, until Monday,
when they heard that he was staying
out at Sam Carrigan's place near the
fair grounds. Deputy Sheriff Hyers,
Officers Dunn, Murray and Denson
went out there Monday night at about
half past eleven o'clock and succeeded
in arresting Yoelke. He was placed
in jail upon the charge of stealing a
boat, but if it should be proven that he
was criminally intimate with the Bry
ant girl, with whom he eloped, the
serious charge of rape may be preferred
against him. The girl is only about
fifteen years of age, and is said to be
half-witted. Yoelke will be given a
hearing before Justice Archer next
Will Buy a Virginia Farm.
A dispatch from Washington says:
"It is among the probabilities that
Secretary Morton will buy a Virginia
farm. H he does he will divide his
future residence between Nebraska
and the Old Dominion.
"'While I may become the owner of
a place in Virginia, I will never give
up my home in Nebraska. I think
too much of that to ever surrender it,'
and here the secretary indicated with
a gesture a large picture of his Ne
braska home, which hangs on the wall
of his office.
"No,' he went on, l will never
give that up, come what may. That's
the spot to which my wife and I went
the moment we were married, away
back in the middle of the '50's. That's
the home I struggled for and won; it
represents to me the victory of life, I
will never part with it.
"'Still, that does not preclude the
possession of a place in Virginia, and
I must admit this spot at Manassas
strongly tempts me. I shall see it on
the 22d: there's the letter the owner
writes me about it,' and the secretary
tossed over the missive."
In the Marriage Market.
Judge Ramsey did a good day's work
in the matrimonial line Tuesday, con
sidering the hot weather, issuing three
licenses and performing one marriage
ceremony. The contracting parties
were Ge:o. Althouse of Cass county,
and Rosa Leidig of Lancaster; Wm.
M. Hofman of Lancaster county, and
Anna Althouse of Cass county; Wesley
Itobinson and Helen Mallese, both of
DouglaB county. Judge Ramsey united
the latter couple in marriage at his of
The ."Fremont Herald remarks that
la merchant who never advertised
was once upon a time cast upon a bar
ren island, where he found himself
alone. After survevincr his snrrnntirt.
ings he smiled to himself and said
'It'll be quite lively and cheerful here
as compared witn my store.' And h
i settled down to have a good time.
A NEHAWKA FIEND
"Will Adams, a Young Farm-Hand,
Attempts An Assault.
MADE HIS ESCAPE INTO IOWA.
Last Tneaday'a Hoard of Trade Meeting-
Frank Abel Arrested in Lincoln
and Will He Brought Here
Other New Items.
An Attempted Assault.
Will Adams, a young man living in
the vicinity of Nehawka, is a fugitive
from the officers of the law, having
run away to escape arrest on a charge
of attempted criminal assault upon a
young married woman, a Mrs. Beckner
of that neighborhood. Report says he
went to the Beckner house and made
an insulting propusal to the woman
which she resented, when he drew a
knife and attempted to strike her with
it, but she escaped from him and went
to a neighbor's. Constable Strong
was dispatched after, but the young
man escaped through a corn field,
made his way to the Missouri river
near Hock Bluff, where be stole a skiff
and crossed into Iowa. The officers
here were notified last evening and a
strenuous effort is being made to cap
ture him. He left in such a hurry as
to leave behind a pony and some cloth
'Ladies Day" Iteceptioii.
In response to the invitations to the
"Ladies' day" reception more than a
hundred ladies gathered at the home
of Mrs. Perry Walker Thursday after
noon. Each guest was presented with
a bunch of lovely pansies and delicate
sweet peas and found in the parlor
such a wealth of nature's fairest treas
ures as is seldom seen.
The procram began promptly with
an instrumental duet by the Misses
Smith, which was rendered in an
"Pretty Primrose Flowers" by a
class of little girls was pleasing and
In the recitation, "Heartsease,"
Maude Mauzy well sustained her rep
utation as an elocutionist.
Mi3S Marie Pollard of Nehawka
sang "A Little Mountain Maiden" in
a pleasing manner and responded to
the encore with "Marguerita."
Then Mrs. Stoutenborough spoke of
the "Traditions of Flowers," and how
certain flowers came to be dedicated to
certain deities. Her tribute, "The
Past and Present," was a perfect gar
land, interwoven here and therewith
choice bits of history and legends, with
beautiful thoughts and sentiments,
fragrant as the flowers themselves,
and poetry, all of which fell like mu
sic on the ear, awakening sweet mem
ories and making melody in the heart.
She told, too, how the emblematic
flowers of different countries had been
adopted and quoted Miss Proctor's
beautiful tribute to corn as America's
emblematic product. Our own loved
poets, Mrs. Isabel Richey and Will
iam Reed Dunroy, were crowned
with a chaplet from the galaxy
of their own genius. She spoke
of flower mission, that great re
finiRg power that has reached into
the darkest parts of earth and lifted
humanity upward, and paid a pretty
tribute to the young teacher whofoun
ded the movement, and the glorified
life of Jennie Cassidy, who from an
invalids couch, for more than ten years
directed the national flower mission of
the W. C. T. TJ. sending not only flow
ers but God's promises to hospital
ward and prison cell.
The ladies' chorus, by our favorite
singers, and the instrumental solo by
May Baird, closed the interesting pro
gram. Then dainty refreshments
were served and all went home feeling
that life has still some lillies and roses.
Among those present we noticed
Mrs. n. E. Palmer, Omaha, Mrs. Ray,
Kansas City, Mrs. C. B. Veazie and
Miss Para Love, Fremont, and others
whose names were not learned.
Tendered a Reception.
J. W. Bridge, who has been foreman
of the B. & M. lumber yards in
this city for several years past,
has severed his connection with that
company and has accepted a better
paying position with a large lumber
firm in Arkansas. Mr. Bridge is a
prominent member of several secret
societies and last Thursday evening
the members and families of the I. O.
O. F.,No. 146, A. O. U. W No. 8,
Daughters of Rebekah, Degree of
Honor 'and Jr. O. U. A. M. orders
combined in a farewell reception to
Mr. and Mrs. Bridge at the Odd Fel
lows' ball. Some four hundred people
were present, and the hall was com
pletely filled. Ice cream and cake
were served to all, and Jesse L. Root,
on behalf of the societies represented,
in a neat speech presented to Mr. and
Mrs. Bridge a handsome silver tea set
as a slight testimonial of the high es
teem in which the recipients were held
by the donors. Mr. Bridge responded
in a feeling manner, expressing his
thanks for the kind remembrance. It
was the largest reception given in this
city for many years.
Mr. and Mrs. Bridge departed Sat
urday morning for their new home.
A Merry-Go Round In Hock.
Last Wednesday J. L. Middleton of
Ashland, who has been operating a
merry-go-round or steam swing at
South Omaha, engaged Messrs. Peter
Howe, Jesse Coulter and R. R. Palsey,
of the latter city, to haul the swing
down to this city, agreeing to pay the
men each three dollars. The teamsters
arrived here with the swing last Wed
nesday night, and have been waiting
tor their nine dollars since then.
Middleton said he would come down
on Thursday and pay the men, but
nothing has been heard from him.
Sunday the men turned the swing
over to M. S. Briggs to hold until Mid
dleton paid $52 for labor and time put
in waiting for his arrival. The
material was stored in Mr. Brigg's
empty store room, adjoining his barber
shop, Sunday and will be kept there
until the matter is satisfactorily ad
justed. Important Notice.
Examinations for students certifi
cates for free attendance at public
high schools will be held Saturday,
Aug. 17th at the following places:
Plattsmouth, Weeping Water, Elm
wood and Greenwood.
Any student desiring to take advan
tage of this new law must pass their
examination unless he is already a
memberof some high school,canfurnish
a certificate signed by the director and
last teachers that he has completed,
satisfactory, the state course of
study provided for common schools, or
the county superintendent has per
sonal knowledge of the student's fitness
to enter a high school.
In accordance with the law, the
questions are prepared by the state
snptwttuiant, upon tne ionowing
branches: Arithmetic, composition,
X m. . ft V 1
U. S. histoiy, penmanship, orthogra
phy, geography and reading.
The tuition of the students attend
ing high schools under the provisions
of this act is paid by the county.
G. L. Farley,
Cable Can Continued.
The hearing in the case of the state
vs. Henry Gable, charged with shoot
ing August Steinkamp near Louisville
some weeks ago, was to have occurred
in Justice Archer's court Tuesday, but
Steimkamp is ill with an attack of
cholera morbus, and the case was con
tinued until September 17th. Gable's
bond was fixed at $1,000 whichjwas
promptly furnished by L. C. Eickhoff.
It is reported by some that the matter
will be compromised out of the courts.
Interesting Hoard of Trade Meeting.
The board of trade meeting Tuesday
evening was well attended, and con
siderable interest was manifested. A
resolution was drawn up and will be
presented to the Missouri Pacific offi
cials, counteracting the one by the
merchants of Nebraska City. Other
matters concerning the city's welfare
were discussed by those present and
all seemed to realize the necessity of
Will Stand Trial.
Albert Abel, the young man in iail
here charged with horse-stealing, was
taken before Justice Archer vester
day and the complaint was read to
him. He pleaded not cuiltv and wi
stand trial. His preliminary hearinj
will occur on next Saturday. B. Ceci
Jack will defend the prisoner, while
C. S. Polk appears for the state.
The Abel Hoys at Nebraska City.
It is reported that the Abel boys a
few days ago called at a farmer's
living near Berlin and left an old lame
horse and borrowed another, stating
that they only wanted to go a mile
further into the country. The boys
and horse have not yet come back.
Nebraska City News.
Frank Abel Captured.
Frank Abel, the brother of Albert
Abel, who is implicated in the recent
horse-stealing episode near Elmwood
has been captured and is now in jail at
Lincoln. Sheriff Eikenbary went up
to Lincoln yesterday and will return
on No. 2 this afternoon with the pris
The German Evangelical association
will hold a camp meeting near Falls
Lexington has a wheel club contain-
ng several speedy riders, who will be j
developed by systematic training.
The Wymore Wymorean asks the
Lord to cive that section a soaking
rain and let it continue a whole week. ;
The Methodist conference consist- j
ing of York, Butler, Polk, Seward and
Hamilton counties is in session at
Relentless creditors have pounced
upon the Scribner creamery and will
sell it at auction to satisfy a modicum
of their claims.
A. C. Miller, a farmer living near
Lexington, was adjudged insane and
taken to Norfolk. A suntroke some
years ago was the indirect cause.
McCool i3 making an effort for the
district Grand Army reunion. The
district comprises York, Filmore, Clay
Seward, Polk and Hamilton counties.
A Furnas county ball player named
Sprange was chit in the face by a
"liner" and lost a part of the upper
maxillary bone and many hours of
The Elwood Republican now appears
as a seven-column quarto, under the
guidance of Messrs. Moore & Lee. It
has been greatly improved in every re
spect and is republican in politics
from center to circumference.
Orator W. L. Greene was buncoed
the other day by a farmer, who traded
him a span of balky horses for a team
of honest old stagers. Greene tried to
trade back, but the farmer drove him
off the place with a pitchfork.
Loup City will celebrate the opening
of the new canal with a barbecue and
jollification October 1, the opening
day of the Sherman county fair. It is
proposed t run water from the canal
through the principal streets of the
town for the first time on that date.
In fourteen counties in the state of
Nebraska women occupy the respon
sible position of county superinten
dent of schools with credit to them
selves and advantage to the edu
cational cause. Twenty years ago
such a condition of affaire would have
created consternation everywhere.
Over 1,000 acres of beets are already
pledged for a sugar factory in Table
Rock and the work of taking pledges
still goes on. The farmers are taking
hold of the matter in a warm hearted
manner, and if they don't get a factory
it will not be because the beets will
not be raised.
John Ostbloom, of Polk county, took
a tumble that nearly cost him his life.
He was driving rapidly along the road
from Marquette to Stromsburg when
the kingbolt broke and he was thrown
several feet in the air, landing on his
head. It split his nose, cut his
tongue nearly in two, bruised his
face and rendered him insensible for
several hours. He is recovering by
Pioneer Day" at the State Fair.
The management of the state fair
desire to compliment every old settler
pioneer in Nebraska by extending to
them the freedom of the grounds on
" of the fair, Tuesday
There is only one way
the board has of determining as to
who are entitled to this courtesy; that
is the records of the Nebraska Terri
torial Pioneer association, of which
Mr. Wm. R. Bowen, 160S Capitol
avenue, Omaha, is secretary. If you
are not a member correspond with
Mr. Bowen, who will inform you how
you may become a member. The
board will issue special complimentary
tickets for that day something neat,
that can be retained as souvenirs.
Work On the Tarn-Table Resumed.
The Missouri Pacific olhciais ap
parently made a mistake when they
ordered the work on the Plattsmouth
turn-table stopped the other day.
After the material had all been loaded
up, preparatory to shipping it to
Omaha, another order came to again
resume the work here, and a force of
men have been at work all day on the
turn-table. It will now be in order
for the Nebraska City Press to have
C. Sahl, the baker, at the old Vienna
bakery stand, has concluded to move
further up street, and J. V. Egenber
ger, ST., the owner of the plant and
building, having gone out of the Per
kins house employ, is now figuring on
going back into the bakery business,
and putting in a stock of groceries
also. He thinks he could sell groceries
cheaper than anybody else, because he
would pay no rent.
AN "ABEL" THIEF.
Abel Brothers Are In Jail Charged
With Horse Stealing.
SATURDAY NIGHT'S EXCURSION
The Ii. & M. and M. P. Railroads Carry a
Number of People to Kansas City
Work on the Turn-Table Pro
A Horse Thief is Jailed.
Sheriff Eikenbary arrived home Sun
erday morning from a three days'
chase after two horse thieves. He had
in charge Albert Abel, who was placed
in jail here. Last Wednesday night
wo horses were stolen from Theron
Abel, near Weeping Water, by Frank
Abel and his brother, Albert. The
brothers, however, are in no way re-
ated to Farmer Abel. The thieves
rode the stolen horses to Elmwood
and turned themloose,when they were
recovered. The brothers stayed
around Elmwood until Thursday morn
ing at about 9 o'clock when they went
to the pasture of Morgan McFadden
and stole two more horses, in broad
daylight, which they rode to Lincoln.
These animals were also turned loose.
Friday an officer at Lincoln got sight
of tlie horse thieves and gave them a
chase, but was unable to effect their
capturer. Eikenbary next heard of
hem at Seward and went out there
Saturday morning. The city marshal
of Seward and another official suc
ceeded in arresting Frank,-but the
other ;brother made his escape, but
will probably be captured in a short
The Abel brothers are all-round
toughs, and the brothers who stole
the horses are the same men who ran
away with two yonng girls and were
arrested at Nebvaksa City. They had
only been out of jail a few days, after
serving thirty days at Nebraska' City
when they again got into trouble.
Frank Abel, the prisoner in jail here,-
has served six years in the state re
form school, while he has two brothers
in the penitentiary.
Burglars Escape at Glenwood.
Three burglars made their escape
from the county jail at Glenwood,
Sunday night. Sheriff Campbell has
sent out descriptions of the men and
is making every effort to recapture
them. It is believed that the men
made their way to Shelby, as a buggy
was stolen in that town Sunday by
two men who coolly walked into the
yard of the owner while he was at
church and hitched a horse to it. A
single harness was stolen from
another party near Shelby and the
supposition is that the burglars are
adopting this method of getting
Charge f Sodomy Dismissed.
Cua3. Kellberg, the sixteen-year-old
Nehawka boy who was charged with
sodomy and incorrigibility, was last
Saturday afternoon sentenced to the
reform school by Judge Ramsey. The
charge of sodomy against the boy was
dismissed and he was ordered sent to
the state reform school upon the charge
of incorrigibility. ,
Struck by a Train.
B. & M. Passenger train No. 5 was
one hour and forty minutes late last
Monday and when the belated train
arrived it was learned that two men in
a wagon attempted to cross the tracks
in front of the train near Red Oak, la.,
were struck and instantly killed. The
cow-catcher of the engine was badly
smashed and looked as though it had
struck a stone wall The particulars of
the accident were not learned.
Some public benefactor has invented
a folding bicycle, which will fill a long
felt want. If you have one of these
machines, you can go anywhere; you
can halt at the church door, fold your
wheel into vest pocket size, and go in,
without being afraid that some venal
vampire will carry it off. It has al
ways been the rider who has been fol
ded, up to date. It is better to roll a
bicycle together- as a scroll than to do
the same to its owner. Fremont Her
ald. Messrs. W. W. Coates, Cornelius
Coffey and Emil Wurl have leased the
room in Fitzgerald block formerly oc
cupied by Fred Herrmann and will
open up a general merchandise store.
The goods have been ordered and are
on the road. The new firm expects to
open up business about next Saturday,
and the gentlemen are certainly de
serving of their share of patronage.
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